Plans are underway for our annual Service Auction. “What is the Service Auction?” you might ask. It is an opportunity to offer and bid on services provided by People’s people, helps to build community by sharing our talents, and raises some money for the church. We will soon be soliciting your services to benefit our church. “What can I offer?” you may wonder. In the past People’s people have submitted for auction homemade seasonal pies; a poetry brunch; an ice cream party; cooking lessons;
dinner, sunset, and a boat ride on Lake Michigan; child care services; voice lessons; tax preparation assistance; framed photographs; he-man labor; dog sitting/walking; a weekend excursion to a lake house up north or a Florida condominium, etc. You get the idea. If you value it, someone else will too and they’ll be willing to pay for it (with proceeds to benefit our church). We’ll be contacting you in early January if you previously offered a service. If you haven’t participated in the auction in the past and have a service to offer, please see Michael Nassaney or fill out an Auction Offer Form, soon to be available in the foyer.

Here’s how it will work again this year. We will begin advertising your offering in our online catalog and on a bid sheet in the church beginning in January. You can bid on all the wonderful services and goods by using the bid sheets posted on the walls all around the church (look around a little—you’ll find them like a treasure hunt). The auction will close before our service on Sunday, February 25 and culminate with a potluck lunch after church when we’ll announce the winners. We are also looking for helpers to assist with set-up, clean-up, and other activities on Feb. 25. Thank you in advance for your interest and support! We’re hoping to increase participation over last year’s event, so if you haven’t attended or offered a service in the past, by all means plan to do so this year.

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